Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Chelsea's 2-goal Willian: Great win for everyone

Chelsea's 2-goal Willian: Great win for everyone

Cesc Fabregas sent Pedro away to make it 2-0 after 27 minutes and Willian then used his right foot to devastating effect to skim a low shot past keeper David Marshall.

It was the Brazilian who inspired Chelsea's to victory on Friday night.

Hull City win gave Conte significant boost ahead of Chelsea's big Champions League tie and the manager had his team selection conundrum sorted as he asserted that Alonso's fitness have allowed him more freedom in choosing the team.

Antonio Conte is confident Chelsea have banished their fears after Friday night's win over Hull City gave them the ideal preparation for facing Barcelona next week. We were not close enough in the first, but the second half was a totally different story.

Kevin Stewart squandered possession to Giroud and he found Willian, who evaded the former Liverpool man and curled an unstoppable left-footed effort into the top-left corner from 25 yards. "We are in the next round", Conte said.

He also set up Eden Hazard's opening goal against West Bromwich Albion on February 12, when he made his first start for his new club.

- Willian has had a hand in 14 goals in his last 14 starts for Chelsea in all competitions (nine goals, five assists).

But the moment Giroud and Chelsea fans would have been waiting for came in the 42nd minute when he positioned himself well inside the box to beat Marshall at his near-post with a cute finish. He has not featured in a game for Chelsea since a sluggish performance against Watford in the 4-1 loss.

With Andreas Christensen impressing this season, it was Ethan Ampadu's time to show his defensive capabilities against Hull.

With the Barcelona clash coming up, the 4-0 win against Hull would have given the boys some lift.

Chelseas Gary Cahill and Hull City's Jon Toral challenge for the ball (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).

At the end of a successful week there is far less tension around his team and the Italian added: "The last two wins were very important for us and our confidence".

Conte made a decision to rest Alonso in Chelsea's 4-1 defeat against Watford before he went on miss the West Brom and Hull City game in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively.

Rudiger had little to worry about but was coolness personified as he played a part in the team keeping a clean sheet.

The wonderful Willian nearly completed his hat-trick late on when hitting the post from 30 yards, but Chelsea eased to victory regardless, leaving Championship strugglers Hull to focus on preventing back-to-back relegations.

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